Did you enjoy your last trip to Yala? Do you wish for the park to remain a beautiful protected area?
If yes, read on and find out how one of Sri Lankaâ€™s leading blue chip companies is clearing patches of OUR protected areas.
United Dendro Energy (Pvt) Ltd, a subsidiary of Lanka Orix Leasing Company (LOLC) is presently clearing jungles in the buffer zone of Yala National Park to plant 1500 ha of gliricidia for aDendro Power project.
Dendro Power is being sold by LOLC as â€˜Green Energyâ€™. Do you think energy is green just because it comes from plants?
Does it make sense to destroy vast acres of natural forest to grow gliricidia to generate power?
THIS PROJECT IS ILLEGAL as it violates section 23 of the National Environment Act.This project has already cleared a large extent for forest land and violated regulations on a number of NEA acts.
NEVER MIND WHO WHAT OR HOW THEY GOT THE PERMISSION TO DO THIS. WE NEED TO STOP THEM BEFORE ITS TOO LATE.
WHAT CAN YOU DO
- PASS THIS EMAIL AROUND, TELL YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY WHAT IS HAPPENING
- WRITE TO THE PAPERS
- IF YOU KNOW ANYONE AT LOLC ASK THEM TO EXPLAIN HOW IT MAKES SENSE TO CLEAR FORESTS TO GENERATE GREEN ENERGY!
- TAKE PHOTOS WHEN YOU GO TO YALA AND SHARE THEM ON FACEBOOK
- SPEAK TO SOMEONE IN THE GOVERNMENT THAT IS WILLING TO SAVE OUR FORESTS